John Adams

Political Offices

What did Adams accomplish when he served as U.S. ambassador to the Dutch Republic?

He managed to convince the Dutch to recognize the United States and he helped to create the first American embassy in any foreign country in 1782 in the Dutch Republic. He negotiated a treaty of commerce with the Dutch later that year. Adams also managed to convince Dutch leaders to lend considerable sums of money to his new country.


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